Tag: Pakistan

Aasia Bibi blasphemy conviction quashed by Pakistan Supreme Court

We would like to express our delight that the Pakistan Supreme Court has quashed the conviction for blasphemy of Christian woman Aasia Bibi, who has been on death row for eight years. Speaking in Islamabad on Wednesday, Chief Justice Saqib Nisar said, “This appeal is allowed. The judgements of the High Court as well as

Pakistan’s blasphemy law highlighted on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Today’ programme

Pakistan’s notorious blasphemy law, responsible for the suffering and deaths of many Christians and other religious minorities in the country, was highlighted on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Today’ programme this week. Dr. Farzana Shaikh, a specialist on Pakistan at the Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House, was being interviewed on the programme on Thursday